Women Deliver Starts with Stories from Health Care’s Front Lines

“If we can empower frontline health workers, we empower women, we empower families, and we empower the whole community.” —Dr. Marjorie Makukula, Lecturer at the Department of Nursing, School of Medicine, University of ZambiaCOPENHAGEN—Sunday night, before Women Deliver 2016 officially opened this week, a full house of conference attendees came early to the Bella Center—and for good reason. Three women working on the front lines of health from Bangladesh, Uganda, and Zambia were telling their stories: stories of struggle, stories of opportunity, stories of empowerment.“What saves a mother?” Eva Nangalo, a midwife from Nakaseke Hospital in central Uganda, asked the audience. “We do. We know what to do, and we shall save many.

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Women Deliver Starts with Stories from Health Care’s Front Lines